Forest Glen

Overview

This northwest side community is engaging and adds unique value to the community in its area. Part of Edgebrook, this small locality is considered one of the most refined areas in Chicago. The noticeable European influence can be seen throughout the region that is bordered by the Chicago River. With several easy to access transportation routes, this calm and captivating part of Chicago is historically one of the originally planned community dwelling areas from the city's formation.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$499,900 to $659,000
  • Closed Prices:$290,000 to $700,000
  • Median Sale Price:$400,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$205
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1883 to 2004
  • Sq. Ft.:760 to 3,500Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms

Homes

Forest Glen offers a wide array of housing designs suitable for any buyer. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes. Property taxes for the year range from as low as $3,797 to as high as $10,295. Homes in the community generally have finished basements.

Where to Live

The best parts of this area can be found between Foster Avenue and Cicero. The Milwaukee District North Metra stop borders Forest Glen to the west and is a great option for commuters. The confluence of amenities and transportation services make this area the most viable for young urban professionals or individuals trying to stay away from city bustle when they are not working.

Where to Eat

This area has a number of fine dining establishments with family-owned and chain restaurants. There are child-friendly menus at most institutions because of the large residential nature of the audience and population in Forest Glen. While most restaurants close early, there are numerous cafes and spots to grab a quick bite even when it gets late.

What You'll See

There are a number of European Americans found in this area as well as Chicago natives that have been in the region for several generations. Expect to see family-friendly parks and subdivisions that are well-maintained. Because of the proximal Metra line there are many commuters living in this area. Anticipate lots of traffic at peak hours on major streets and near the train station.

Friday Night Fun

A relaxing evening in this area would include dinner at a fine restaurant. The family-owned establishments in this area feature live performances and specials throughout the weekend for locals. The diversity of options make Forest Glen a great place to relax, with numerous casual recreational venues available without leaving the northwest side of the city.

The Perfect Sunday

The neighboring Sauganash neighborhood presents one of the city's foremost bike trails and is easily accessible from Forest Glen. This is one example of the recreational areas available that creates and stimulates positive and engaging areas in Forest Glen. The bike trail of Valley Line and the LaBagh Woods forest preserve illuminate this part of the city as a highly wooded and relaxing casual adventure.

Locals Love

Unique restaurant options and variegated cuisine options • Natural wildlife and bike trails.

Locals Don't Love

Traffic throughout the commuter Metra station and downtown areas. • Limited nightlife • Few major streets that connect during peak hours.

Schools

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  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades PK-8
  • 1165 Students
(45 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades PK-8
  • 570 Students
(28 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades 7-12
  • 2914 Students
(56 Reviews)
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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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